Million Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator
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Accelerating Quantum Technologies
The Million Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator, presented by Innovare Advancement Center, is the premiere international event where 36 of the world’s top university teams will pitch their proposals to advance quantum enabling technologies in the areas of timing, sensing, communications, and computing. Funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Office of Naval Research, and supported by Griffiss Institute, New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation, and SUNY Research Foundation, these basic research applications will feed the bleeding edge of quantum innovation for the U.S. military and coalition partners. 
About the Accelerator
This Million Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator will feature in-person and virtual engagement opportunities, live pitch competitions with awards for university proposers, both nationally and internationally, and will feature messages from quantum thought leaders and visionaries, including American Astrophysicist, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.     
+ Hear from attendees and principal investigators representing over 29 countries worldwide.
+ Watch 36 University teams pitch their quantum projects live, and learn how they'll serve U.S. military needs.
+ Find out which 18 university researchers will receive over $1.35M in basic research funding awards.
+ Explore a live, virtual poster session to learn more about the teams and their quantum projects.
+ Participate in breakout sessions throughout the event and talk directly with the teams, industry professionals, and other attendees.
+Tune into messages and keynotes from world leaders in QIS, including American Astrophysicist, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.
+ Experience a virtual tour of Innovare Advancement Center.
Keynote Speakers
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson 
American astrophysicist,
cosmologist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicatoR
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Dr. Will Roper
U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force Acquisition Executive

Honorable Guest Speakers
Dr. Anthony J. Annunziata
Director of the ibm quantum network
Congressman Anthony Brindisi
United States Representative, ny 22nd congressional district
Dr. Joseph Broz
Senior Advisor for Quantum, Air Force Research Laboratory; Executive Director and Governing Board
Chairman, The Quantum Economic Development Consortium

Dr. Roberto Diener
program officer, atomic, molecular, and quantum physics, office of naval research

Dr. Eden Figueroa
Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University
Mr. James F. Geurts
 Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition
Ms. Heather Hage
vice president, Industry and external affairs, suny research foundation

Mr. Bill Hartnett
Managing Director, Citigroup
Dr. Michael Hayduk
Deputy Director, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate
Ms. Jacqueline Izzo
Mayor, City of Rome
Colonel Timothy J. Lawrence
Director, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate

Dr. Paul Lopata
Principal Director of Quantum Science, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
Dr. Grace Metcalfe
Program Manager, Quantum Information Science and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Dr. Satyavolu S. Papa Rao
NY Creates
Mr. Anthony Picente, Jr.
Oneida county executive

Brigadier General Heather L. Pringle
Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Material Command
Rear Admiral Lorin Selby
Chief of Naval Research, Office of Naval Research
Dr. Kathy-Anne Soderberg
Senior Research Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate
Dr. Thomas Stace
Physics Professor, University of Queensland Australia

Dr. Charles Tahan
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF THE LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES - OSTP

Dr. Grace Wang
Senior vice chancellor for research and economic development, interim president of suny polytechnic Institute

Dr. Shery Welsh
director, air force office of scientific research (AFOSR)
Schedule
(Eastern Daylight Time)
DAY 1  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
WATCH  EACH SESSION BELOW
7:00AM - 7:15AM  |  OPENING CEREMONY
Congressman Anthony Brindisi, United States Representative, NY 22nd Congressional District
Ms. Jacqueline Izzo, Mayor, City of Rome
Colonel Timothy Lawrence, Director, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate
Ms. Heather Hage, Vice President, Industry and External Affairs, SUNY Research Foundation

7:15AM - 7:30AM  |  WELCOMING REMARKS
Dr. Michael Hayduk, Deputy Director, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate
Brigadier General Heather Pringle, Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Material Command
Rear Admiral Lorin Selby, Chief of Naval Research, Office of Naval Research
Dr. Shery Welsh, Director, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

7:35AM - 10:20AM  |  LIVE PITCHING, TOPIC AREA: COMPUTING

10:20AM - 11:00AM  |  COFFEE & CONCEPTS / EXPLORE POSTERS

11:00AM - 12:25PM  |  LIVE PITCHING, TOPIC AREA: TIMING

12:25PM - 1:00PM  |  PROGRAM OVERVIEWS
Air Force Research Laboratory Quantum Program
Dr. Kathy-Anne Soderberg, Senior Research Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate

Office of Naval Research
Dr. Roberto Diener, Program Officer, Atomic, Molecular, and Quantum Physics, Office of Naval Research

Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Dr. Grace Metcalfe, Program Manager, Quantum Information Science and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
DAY 2  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
7:00AM - 7:10AM  |  WELCOMING REMARKS
Colonel Timothy Lawrence, Director, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate
Dr. Michael Hayduk, Deputy Director, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate

7:10AM - 10:00AM | LIVE PITCHING, TOPIC AREA: SENSING

10:00AM - 10:35AM | COFFEE & CONCEPTS / EXPLORE POSTERS

10:35AM - 1:30PM | LIVE PITCHING, TOPIC AREA: COMMUNICATIONS

1:30PM - 1:35PM | WRAP-UP
Dr. Michael Hayduk, Deputy Director, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate

1:35PM - 2:00PM  |  EXPLORE POSTERS
DAY 3  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
9:00AM - 9:05AM  |  WELCOMING REMARKS
Colonel Timothy Lawrence, Director, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate

9:05AM - 9:20AM  |  WHY QUANTUM IS IMPORTANT
Mr. James F. Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition
Dr. Tommy Willis, Program Officer, Office of Naval Research

9:20AM - 9:30AM  |  2019 QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCE WINNER PRESENTATION (AUSTRALIA)
Dr. Thomas Stace, Physics Professor, University of Queensland Australia

9:30AM - 9:40AM  |  INNOVARE ADVANCEMENT CENTER: ACCELERATING TALENT & TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Michael Hayduk, Deputy Director, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate

9:40AM - 9:50AM  |  WHAT IS INNOVARE ADVANCEMENT CENTER? A Candid Discussion with Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate
Dr. Michael Hayduk, Deputy Director, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate
Ms. DeliaRae Jesaitis, Strategic Communications, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate

9:50AM - 9:55AM  |  FUTURE OF QUANTUM SPOTLIGHT VIDEO

9:55AM - 10:00AM  |  INTRODUCTION TO KEYNOTE
Mr. Bill Hartnett, Managing Director, Citigroup

10:00AM - 11:00AM  |  QUANTUM FUNDAMENTALS FOR EVERYONE   |   KEYNOTE + Q&A
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, cosmologist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator
Dr. Will Roper, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force Acquisition Executive

11:00AM - 11:30AM  |  ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDS
Colonel Timothy Lawrence, Director, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate
Rear Admiral Lorin Selby, Chief of Naval Research, Office of Naval Research
Dr. Shery Welsh, Director, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

11:30AM - 11:45AM  |  THANK YOU / FUTURE EVENTS & CLOSING
Dr. Michael Hayduk, Deputy Director, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate
Throughout the event, hear from our partners:
Dr. Anthony J. Annunziata, Director, IBM Quantum Network
Dr. Joseph Broz, Senior Advisor for Quantum, Air Force Research Laboratory; Executive Director and Governing Board Chairman, The Quantum Economic Development Consortium
Dr. Eden Figueroa, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University
Dr. Paul Lopata, Principal Director of Quantum Science, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
Dr. Satyavolu S. Papa Rao, NY CREATES
Mr. Anthony Picente, Jr., Oneida County Executive
Dr. Charles Tahan, Office of Science Technology Policy, Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science and Director of the National Quantum Coordination Office
Dr. Grace Wang, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, The State University of New York; Interim President, SUNY Polytechnic Institute
About Innovare Advancement Center
At Innovare Advancement Center, we act with urgency and intention across organizational boundaries to converge diverse capabilities in the strategic priority areas of AI/ML, neuromorphic computing, nanoelectronics, quantum, and unmanned aerial systems to tackle specific technical challenges. By doing so, we deliver high-impact, performance-ready capabilities that enhance American competitiveness through diversified commercialization pathways.
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